Public hearing on stabilized rent changes held at Hostos Community College

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A new proposal leaves open the possibility of a rent freeze for the first time. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

Bronx tenants asked for a rent freeze on rent-stabilized apartments during a public hearing at Hostos Community College Thursday night.

The Rent Guidelines Board is considering an increase of 0 to 3 percent for one-year leases, which keeps open the possibility of a rent freeze for the first time ever. For two-year leases, rent could rise between .5 and 4.5 percent.

Opponents say a rent...

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